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Backcountry Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern-Quick & Chunky!

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The Backcountry Fingerless Gloves are an easy, beginner friendly wrist warmer pattern that’s crocheted from a rectangle. These are the coziest fingerless gloves you can crochet!

This simple design works up super fast in chunky yarn and makes a great quick gift.

The free crochet pattern below includes sizes for toddlers, children, teens and adults. You can whip these wrist warmers up in no time, and for anyone on your list!

Woman's hand in chunky ribbed crochet fingerless glove over matching hat.

While I used #5 bulk weight yarn for this pattern, it’s easy to adapt to any yarn you like. Since it’s crocheted in a rectangle and seamed, you can work to the provided measurements.

And if you’re looking for a set, be sure to make the matching Backcountry Beanie an easy ribbed beanie pattern, also available in all the sizes!

Woman's hand on chunky ribbed beanie crochet pattern with white faux fur pom.
This ribbing has such a classic look to it.

Half double crochet ribbing is so cozy! I love how it works up. This quick set will make a warm and fast gift.

Chunky fingerless gloves on woman's hand in front of lit Christmas tree covered in colorful lights.

Enjoy making some last minute gifts in front of the tree, while watching your favorite Christmas movies, because these gloves are that simple!

Material

  • 8mm US Size M crochet hook*
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors.
  • #5 bulky weight yarn; Premier Serenity Chunky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100g, 109 yds/100m); color: oatmeal.

Yarn By Size

2-4 yr = 25 yd/23m

4-6 yr = 36 yd/33m

6-8 yr = 39 yd/36m

Teen/Sm Women’s = 44 yd/40m

Women’s Med 46 yd/42m

Women’s Lg/Men’s Sm 61 yd/56m

Men’s Med 73 yd/67m

Men’s Lg 77 yd/71m

Notes

  1. Ch 2 does not count as a stitch.
  2. For best result check gauge before beginning.
Woman's hand wrapped in cozy chunky fingerless glove in front of lavender wall.

Stitches/Abbreviations

blo-back loop only

ch(s)- chain(s)

hdc-half double crochet

inv join- invisible join

rep- repeat

sk- skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 9 blo hdc x 6 rows of blog hdc, unstretched

Construction

Gloves are worked flat in rows and then seamed together. When seaming you will leave an opening for the thumbhole.

Fit

For best fit measure hand around knuckles. Sizing below is actual hand measurement by age. Finished gloves have a negative ease of .5” / 1.25cm – 1” / 2.5cm, where the finished glove is smaller than the hand measurement, and stretch to fit.

See Sizing for more.

Sizing

Age – Hand circumference

2-4 yr = 5” / 13cm

4-6 yr = 6” / 15cm

6-8 yr = 6.5” / 16.5cm

Teen/Sm Women’s = 7” / 18cm

Women’s Med = 7.5” / 19cm

Women’s Lg/Men’s Sm = 8” / 20.5cm

Men’s Med = 8.5” / 21.5cm

Men’s Lg 9” / 23.5cm

Adjustments

Since these are worked flat, think of them as sideways.

To adjust the length you can add or subtract any number of stitches. Remember the first two chains are skipped and do not count.

To adjust the width you can add or subtract the number of rows. You want it to fit around the widest part of the hand, usually the knuckles. This is a stretchy stitch so you want it to fit snugly, because it will stretch.

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Easy Ribbed Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern-Quick & Chunky!

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

The Backcountry Fingerless Gloves are simple and quick! These easy ribbed crochet gloves make a fast gift too!

Materials

  • #5 bulky weight yarn; Premier Serenity Chunky yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100g, 109 yds/100m); color: oatmeal.
  • Yarn By Size
  • 2-4 yr = 25 yd/23m
  • 4-6 yr = 36 yd/33m
  • 6-8 yr = 39 yd/36m
  • Teen/Sm Women’s = 44 yd/40m
  • Women’s Med 46 yd/42m
  • Women’s Lg/Men’s Sm 61 yd/56m
  • Men’s Med 73 yd/67m
  • Men’s Lg 77 yd/71m

Tools

  • 8mm US Size M crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. 2-4 yr
    Ch 16
    Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (14 sts) =6.25″ long
  2. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  3. Rep row 2 for 6 rows total or until work measures 4” long (unstretched).
  4. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  5. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  6. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 2 sts or .75”/2cm this will be the length from the first knuckle to the thumbhole.
  7. Skip 2 sts or .75”/2cm for thumbhole. Seam up the rest of the glove using the other tail you left or a matching length of yarn. This is the wrist end.
  8. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  9. 4-6 yr
  10. Ch 18
  11. Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (16 sts) =7″ long
  12. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  13. Rep row 2 for 8 rows total or until work measures 5.25” long (unstretched).
  14. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  15. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  16. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 3 sts or 1.25”/3cm this will be the length from the first knuckle to the thumbhole.
  17. Skip 3 sts or 1.25”/3cm for thumbhole.
  18. Seam up the rest of the glove using the other tail you left or a matching length of yarn. This is the wrist end.
  19. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  20. 6-8 yr
  21. Ch 19
  22. Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (17 sts) =7.5″ long
  23. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  24. Rep row 2 for 8 rows total or until work measures 5.25” long (unstretched).
  25. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  26. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  27. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 3 sts or 1.25”/3cm this will be the length from the first knuckle to the thumbhole.
  28. Skip 3 sts or 1.25”/3cm for thumbhole.
  29. Seam up the rest of the glove using the other tail you left or a matching length of yarn. This is the wrist end.
  30. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  31. Teen/Sm Women’s
  32. Ch 20
  33. Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (18 sts) =7.5″ long
  34. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  35. Rep row 2 for 9 rows total or until work measures 6” long (unstretched).
  36. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  37. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  38. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 4 sts or 1.5”/4cm this will be the length from the first knuckle to the thumbhole.
  39. Skip 5 sts or 2”/5cm for the thumbhole.
  40. Seam up the rest of the glove using the second tail you left or a matching length of yarn. This is the wrist end.
  41. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  42. Women’s Med
  43. Ch 21
  44. Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (19 sts) = 8.5″ long
  45. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  46. Rep row 2 for 10 rows total or until work measures 6.5” long (unstretched).
  47. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  48. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  49. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 5 sts or 2”/5cm.
  50. Skip 5 sts or 2”/5cm for the thumbhole.
  51. Seam up the rest of the glove using the second tail you left or a matching length of yarn.
  52. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  53. Women’s Lg/Men’s Small
  54. Ch 22
  55. Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (20 sts) = 8.75″ long
  56. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  57. Rep row 2 for 11 rows total or until work measures 7.25” long (unstretched).
  58. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  59. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  60. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 5 sts or 2”/5cm.
  61. Skip 5 sts or 2”/5cm for the thumbhole.
  62. Seam up the rest of the glove using the second tail you left or a matching length of yarn.
  63. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  64. Men’s Med
  65. Ch 23
  66. Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (21 sts) = 9.5″ long
  67. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  68. Rep row 2 for 12 rows total or until work measures 8” long (unstretched).
  69. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  70. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  71. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 6 sts or 2.5”/6.5cm.
  72. Skip 6 sts or 2.5”/6.5cm for the thumbhole.
  73. Seam up the rest of the glove using the second tail you left or a matching length of yarn.
  74. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  75. Men’s Lg
  76. Ch 25
  77. Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. (23 sts) = 10″ long
  78. Row 2. Ch 2, starting in the same st hdc in the blo, continue to blo hdc across the row, turn.
  79. Rep row 2 for 12 rows total or until work measures 8” long (unstretched).
  80. Leave a long tail for seaming. Cut yarn.
  81. Fold in half, matching the first row to the last row (sideways).
  82. Use the yarn tail (or a matching length of yarn) and yarn needle to sew together through the first 6 sts or 2.5”/6.5cm.
  83. Skip 6 sts or 2.5”/6.5cm for the thumbhole.
  84. Seam up the rest of the glove using the second tail you left or a matching length of yarn.
  85. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  86. You can find the matching hat pattern here: Backcountry Beanie

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